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Brenton Strange, Parker Washington Receive New Numbers With Jacksonville Jaguars

Former Penn State football players Brenton Strange and Parker Washington received their new numbers with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as announced by the team on Thursday.

Washington will wear No. 11 while Strange will wear No. 85.

As a Nittany Lion, Strange wore No. 86. He was selected by the Jaguars in the second round with the No. 61 overall pick. Strange was selected in the same round as former Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr. and just before former Penn State center Juice Scruggs.

Strange served as an heir to Penn State’s tight end throne vacated by Pat Freiermuth, who was drafted in 2021 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In his four seasons in Happy Valley, Strange caught 70 passes for 755 yards and 11 touchdowns.

In his final season, Strange established himself as an undisputed starter who provided firepower on the offensive line and as a receiver.

With Penn State, Washington wore No. 3. Jacksonville selected Washington with the No. 185 overall pick in the sixth round. While Washington fell further than many expected in the draft, a late injury in the 2022 season held him from hearing his name called earlier.

While Washington spent three years with Penn State, he only spent part of the 2022 season as the team’s starting wideout before his injury. While Washington finished his Penn State career with nearly 2,000 yards to his name along with 12 touchdowns, his shortened season in 2022 held him back from what appeared to be a career-best year.

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Joe Lister

Joe is a junior journalism major at Penn State and an associate editor at Onward State. He covers Penn State football and enjoys yelling on Twitter about Philadelphia/Penn State sports. He also listens to Mac Miller more than you. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. Please send all positive affirmations and/or hate mail toward him on Twitter (iamjoelister) or via email ([email protected]).

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